Repeal Closed Primaries

Every spring, Pennsylvania's voters head to the polls for the Commonwealth's primary elections.

But not everyone is included in this process. That’s because primaries are closed in Pennsylvania.  More than 1.1 million taxpaying independent voters are denied their right to vote in these elections, despite paying their share of $75 million a year to fund them.

It’s time to #RepealClosedPrimaries and allow every legally registered voter to cast a ballot in PA’s primary.

74% of Pennsylvanians support repealing closed primaries - including strong majorities of independents, Democrats, and Republicans.

Repealing closed primaries would guarantee a more fair process, increase the competitiveness of races, and help limit the amount of extremism and gridlock on both sides.

Join the overwhelming majority of PA voters in favor of ending closed primaries in PA – add your name below to join the movement to #RepealClosedPrimaries now.

Ballot PA is a project of the Committee of Seventy and is a growing coalition of civic, community and business organizations committed to ensuring independents in Pennsylvania have the right to vote in primary elections.

 

Who's signing

Jennie Sweet-Cushman
Lisa Kramer
Holman Massey
Suzanne Kasenic
Elaine Selan
Sean LaBar
Charles Weiss
Ken Klothen
Marcie Friedman
Eve Klothen
Victoria Lipoff
Sarah Spiegel
Nicholas Harris
Ryan Godfrey
Leslie-Paul Jamerson
Alison Treaster
Stephanie Stahovic
Nelson Cooper
Teresa McNicholas
John Ragan
Debra Mahon
Benjamin Spicer
Miriam Rader
Jeanine Kowalski
Joel Garceau
Dianne Madray
Wanda Gropper
Stephanie McGregor
Sandy Stuhlfire
Alesha Baker
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jennie Sweet-Cushman
    signed 2022-04-25 09:10:33 -0400
  • Lisa Kramer
    signed via 2022-04-24 08:45:45 -0400
  • Holman Massey
    signed 2022-04-23 19:35:02 -0400
  • Suzanne Kasenic
    signed 2022-04-23 18:55:06 -0400
  • Elaine Selan
    signed 2022-04-23 13:16:45 -0400
  • Sean LaBar
    signed 2022-04-23 03:31:05 -0400
  • Charles Weiss
    signed via 2022-04-22 18:57:26 -0400
  • Ken Klothen
    signed 2022-04-22 17:25:34 -0400
  • Marcie Friedman
    signed via 2022-04-22 17:19:37 -0400
  • Eve Klothen
    signed 2022-04-22 16:58:57 -0400
  • Victoria Lipoff
    signed 2022-04-22 16:02:58 -0400
  • Sarah Spiegel
    signed 2022-04-22 15:48:31 -0400
  • Nicholas Harris
    signed 2022-04-22 14:49:37 -0400
  • Ryan Godfrey
    signed 2022-04-22 12:26:14 -0400
  • Leslie-Paul Jamerson
    signed 2022-04-22 11:55:00 -0400
  • Alison Treaster
    signed 2022-04-22 09:09:59 -0400
  • Stephanie Stahovic
    signed 2022-04-22 08:37:02 -0400
  • Nelson Cooper
    signed 2022-04-21 23:06:17 -0400
  • Teresa McNicholas
    signed 2022-04-21 21:40:56 -0400
  • John Ragan
    signed 2022-04-21 19:43:23 -0400
    Maybe in another 100 years, we’ll even get ranked-choice voting.
  • Debra Mahon
    signed via 2022-04-21 17:22:46 -0400
  • Benjamin Spicer
    signed 2022-04-21 17:10:43 -0400
    How do closed elections even still exist? We need to fix this.
  • Miriam Rader
    signed 2022-04-21 16:56:48 -0400
  • Jeanine Kowalski
    signed 2022-04-21 16:56:43 -0400
  • Joel Garceau
    signed 2022-04-21 16:45:49 -0400
  • Dianne Madray
    signed 2022-04-21 12:30:22 -0400
    No one should be left behind. Every Voice matters.
  • Wanda Gropper
    signed 2022-04-21 12:24:33 -0400
  • Stephanie McGregor
    signed 2022-04-20 19:50:58 -0400
  • Sandy Stuhlfire
    signed 2022-04-20 14:13:55 -0400
  • Alesha Baker
    signed 2022-04-20 10:05:05 -0400

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